Saudi customs foil attempts to smuggle Captagon, shabu, alcohol

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Saudi Customs officials at King Abdulaziz International Airport prevented attempts to smuggle Captagon, methamphetamine and alcohol. (SPA)
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Saudi Customs officials at King Abdulaziz International Airport prevented attempts to smuggle Captigon, methamphetamine and alcohol. (SPA)
Updated 15 August 2018
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Saudi customs foil attempts to smuggle Captagon, shabu, alcohol

JEDDAH: Customs officials at King Abdulaziz International Airport prevented attempts to smuggle 24,875 tablets of Captagon and 3,061 kilograms of “Shabu,” also known as methamphetamine.
Authorities also seized 30 bottles of alcohol.
Customs Director General at King Abdulaziz International Airport, Bandar Al-Rahili, said five different smuggling attempts were thwarted during standard passenger screening inspections.
On one incoming flight to the Kingdom, a customs controller suspected a passenger’s travel bag and found a total of 16,555 Captagon tablets, also know as Fenethylline, wrapped in carbon-blue paper, packaged in newspapers and placed under clothing.
On a separate flight, 8,320 Captagon tablets were found hidden inside the base of a passenger’s bag.
Al-Rahili added that two other attempts were thwarted in the same way.
1,579kg of “Shabu” was seized in the first attempt and 1,482kg was seized in the second, both of which were hidden inside two bags containing sweets.
The 30 bottles of alcohol were found hidden inside four bags.
The necessary action has been taken.


Saudi communications minister meets Danish ambassador

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Saudi communications minister meets Danish ambassador

RIYADH: Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha, the Saudi minister of communications and information technology, met Danish Ambassador to the Kingdom Ole Moesby in Riyadh on Thursday.
They discussed ways to increase bilateral cooperation in the communication and information technology sectors, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The meeting mainly focused on the exchange of information to develop these sectors and promote investment opportunities that would benefit the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision reform plan.
Al-Sawaha said he hoped the meeting would enhance the relationship between the two countries’ communication sectors, SPA reported.
Earlier, Al-Swaha said that the communications and information technology market in the Kingdom is ranked 12th in the world, and it is an open market with promising investment opportunities.